Book List in Order:78 titles

  • According to legend, the Baghdad ruby has the power to grant anything the heart desires. But a curse lies upon it, and all who own the stone are destined to die tragically, damned for eternity. When Joseph Hanson inherits the gem after his uncle's bi...


  • A Tom and Stanley Mystery Does murder follow Tom and Stanley around, or do they follow the murders? After a hospital stay, Stanley is invited by Father Brighton to convalesce at St. Marywood, an isolated monastery on the ocean cliffs of Big Sur. Upon...


  • Karen marries Alan Denver and returns with him to the cliff-side house next to the lighthouse he tends. However, she knows nothing of the death - or even the existence - of his first wife. Then she begins to sense strange ghostly presences about the ...


  • When Liza Durant is saved from drowning by Jeffrey Forrest, she little realizes how much it will change her life. Jeffrey is the heir to the old manor La Deuxieme, the 'second house'. Within days he proposes to Liza, who agrees to visit him at his co...


  • When Antoinette swindled Margaree out of the old estate on Cape Breton Island, Margaree swore on her mother's grave that she'd win it back. But blocking her ambition are three deadly obstacles: the formidable Antoinette, her treacherous son, and Jean...


  • It seems an innocent enough deception - pretend to be the absent heiress, Isabella Hale, just for one evening. And certainly the objective is a noble one - to present a generous cheque to an unquestionably deserving charity. As it turns out, however,...


  • What had happened to her own daughter? Where had this child come from, the mother wondered. Who was she? Why did she sit for hours staring at her baby brother, contemplating...who knew what?It was enough to drive you mad...especially, if you had a hi...


  • If you ever thought that animals can't know true love, you never knew the girls. This emotional short story from legendary author Victor J. Banis will appeal to both dog lovers and all fans of Banis' writings....


  • Captive of a forbidden passion for the one man she must never love, Caroline Andrieux escapes into the powerful arms of a mysterious and magnificent lover. He offers her the sweet forgetfulness of sensual abandon, and the shocking reality of mortal d...






  • Beautiful Caroline MacNair, American born and bred, little cares that the handsome Englishman is three years her junior. Any more than Adam Clarendon cares about his commitment to Pamela Albright, who though attractive is British reticence personifie...


  • Trapped in a loveless marriage, April Nightsong longs for the China she once knew as a child, and for her forbidden lover, David McNair. When the lovers find themselves together in Paris, they set out together for China, unaware of the half-sister th...


  • After eighteen long and friendless years in an orphanage, Julia has finally traced her father, the handsome Dr. Lucius Cagliostro, to a small New England village. But her happiness soon turns into nightmarish terror. The town of Belham is home to uns...


  • Disllusioned with life in the Imperial palace in 1890s China, April brings her young son back to San Francisco, and sets out to exact revenge on her mother and Peter McNair, whom she blames for the death of her beloved. Lydia, Peter, Raymond, Leon, e...




  • The Brussacs were rich, powerful, blessed, and envied. Yet through their lives ran a thread of tragedy and heartbreak that could not be broken, forever linking them in a hellish alliance. This epic tale soars from Nob Hill to the Barbary Coast to the...


  • Jennifer's dream vacation in sunny Portugal has suddenly turned into an unending nightmare! The two brothers she encounters are bound by the same strange family heritage: a fascination with fire. Jennifer is attracted to both Neil and Philip Alenquer...


  • Vampires? Ghostly women transformed into wolves? Young scientist John Hamilton, his lovely wife Victoria and her sister Caroline laughed at the stories. They had nothing to fear at storm-shrouded Castle Drakula -- until they discovered the deathless ...



  • The year is 1870. Torn from the protective community of American missionaries in China, young, innocent teenager Lydia Holt has no idea of the harsh realities she will soon face. Forced into a loveless marriage to a sadistic Chinese nobleman, Lydia e...




  • "My home is nowhere, as is yours," the old Cajun woman said. "Bloodstone is a place to forget." "Forget? Never," Vanessa said. "We came from Bloodstone. We will return to it. Why prevent me from going where happiness waits for me?" "You do not belong...


  • Maggie came with her sister Rebecca to Heather House, to recover from the drowning deaths of their two husbands. They thought a few months in the country would be wonderful therapy. But the house seems to be haunted by the ghost of its one-time owner...


  • In all the history of the sun-scorched Holy Land, there's never been a knight like Sir Kenneth, "The Falcon." His sword is swift and true, and in battle he fights with a savage intensity that lifts the spirits of all who fight under the English banne...












  • Their mother dead early, their father uninterested, the Wallace twins had grown up in the care of an ever-changing succession of housekeepers, with no one close but one another. Fortunately, they had always been content with that company and had almo...






  • Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1949 - the Las Vegas of its day. A prison legend says that when a man sees the headlight of the ghost train, The Midnight Special, it means he's going free--but what freedom can there be for a black man on the run, in 1949 Arka...



  • Delbert Mason has it all - or so it seems. His career is a success, and he is an important man in his small town. His future is mapped out. He knows just where he's going.Until the night he strolls home late and sees a hearse and a limousine pull int...




  • Their forbidden love burned with a heat as fierce as the Amazon jungle. The house known as the Palace is home to the wealthy Draytons in Manalos, a decaying city of crumbling mansions and time darkened mysteries, deep within the teeming Brazilian jun...




  • On a long ocean voyage, there are few things worse than being trapped at sea with a person who bores you to tears. The captain of The Princess of the Andes thinks he may have a solution to his annoying and talkative passenger, but his plan is going t...


















  • "In this collection of shorter pieces, Victor J. Banis demonstrates once again the astonishing breadth of his talent, covering virtually every facet of the human experience with astonishing brevity and clarity. Here are pathos and heartache, love and...



  • In Victor J. Banis's hilarious gender-bender send-up of the mutant superhero genre, hetero Peter Warren's ambition is to design women's dresses, and his most secret desire is to wear them. His cop wife, Teri, also secretly longs to see her hubby "dre...


  • Shot while trying to prevent the kidnapping, murder, and brutal despoilment of her thirteen-year-old daughter, Southern California book editor Catherine Desmond has a "tunnel-of-light" experience. "There is something only you can do," the spirits tel...






  • It's 1945 on Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, "The coast of Hollywood." Yachts and fishing boats bob in water clearer than crystal, sunbathers bask on the white sand beaches, and from the legendary Avalon Ballroom, the music of Freddy Martin's Orchestr...









  • On a stormy night of political intrigue in 1830 Paris, the dashing Baron Jean de Brussac took and tamed his headstrong bride, Anne de Grenville. From that smoldering union, a proud and ambitious dynasty was born destined to forge a wine-growing empir...




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    Edgy. Controversial. Thoughtful. Brilliant.There are a lot of adjectives that have been used over the decades to describe the writings of Victor J. Banis. From his start in gay fiction, to forays into other genres such as mystery and horror, Banis' u...


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    Forced to leave the genteel and pampered world of her South Carolina plantation to migrate to the raw new state of Texas, Joanna Harte surmounts countless obstacles to create a powerful dynasty in the land she loves more than anything else. There Joa...